Vocal Massage Training

The full Vocal Massage Certification can now be done in 7 modules, each costing £397.00. You must have attended, and passed the criteria for all of the modules to achieve the full certification.

Intro to Vocal Massage

Module price: £397.00

Day 1 & 2

What will I learn?

1. Palpation of the soft tissue, cartilage and bone structures surrounding the vocal system. – Sternocleidomastoids – Submandibular region – Transverse processes of the Cervical Spine – Masseter – Temporalis

2. Exploring the Biopsychosocial philosophy in relation to Manual Therapy – Synthesising evidence based medicine, research and the story of the patient to maximum treatment outcomes

3. You will be working on the other participants in the group, and watch a clinical example with a real patient too. – Full PPE will be worn as per the government current guidance

4. Learn seated and supine protocol Ideal for those working in clinical and studio settings

The Jaw

Module price: £397.00

Day 3 & 4

What will I learn?

1. Palpation and treatment for the Jaw – Masseter – Temproalis – Buccinator – Pterygoid (external) – Digastric

2. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments associated with the Jaw including:
– TMJ-D
– Lock Jaw
– Translation or dislocation of the retrodiscal tissue Headaches
– Jaw tension in the singer / pro voice user

3. You will be working on the other participants in the group, and watch a clinical example with a real patient too.
– Full PPE will be worn as per the government current guidance

4. Learn seated and supine protocol. Ideal for those working in clinical and studio settings.

The Neck

Module price: £397.00

Day 5 & 6

What will I learn?

1. Palpation and treatment for the Neck region and postural muscles
– Trapezius
– Sternocleidomastoids
– Transverse Processes of the Cervical Spine
– Scalene

2. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments associated with the Neck including
– Arterial dissection
– Cervicogenic Headaches
– Whiplash
– Tortocollis
– Neck tension in the singer / pro voice user

3. You will be working on the other participants in the group, and watch a clinical example with a real patient too. – Full PPE will be worn as per the government current guidance

4. Learn seated and supine protocol. Ideal for those working in clinical and studio settings.

Intra-oral Treatments

Module price: £397.00

Day 7 & 8

What will I learn?

1. Palpation and treatment for the muscles inside the mouth
– Lateral Pterygoids
– Medial Pterygoids
– Tongue

2. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments for inside the mouth.
Trauma Aware lecture, sexual abuse, physical or emotional abuse and how we might consider these in our treatment plan.
– TMJ-D
– Tongue tie
– Increasing / restoring resonant capabilities in the singer or pro voice user

3. You will be working on the other participants in the group, and watch a clinical example with a real patient too.
– Full PPE will be worn as per the government current guidance.

4. Learn seated and supine protocol. Ideal for those working in clinical and studio settings.

Laryngeal Manipulation

Module price: £397.00

Day 9 & 10

What will I learn?

1. Palpation and treatment for the muscles and cartilage of the Larynx – Sternothyroid
– Sternohyoid
– Hyoid manipulation
– Cricothyroid
– Thyrohyoid membrane

2. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments for the Larynx. Revisiting trauma Aware lecture, sexual abuse, physical or emotional abuse and how we might consider these in our treatment plan “Lacking tilt” Muscle Tension Dysphonia Hoarseness Fatigue

3. You will be working on the other participants in the group, and watch a clinical example with a real patient too.
– Full PPE will be worn as per the government current guidance.

4. Learn seated and supine protocol. Ideal for those working in clinical and studio settings.

Current dates
for 2022

  • Introduction: January 18/19
  • The Jaw: February 15/16
  • The Neck: March 22/23
  • Intra-Oral: April 20/21
  • Laryngeal Manipulation: May 17/18
  • Advanced Laryngeal Manipulation: June 14/15

All the courses take place at the Voice Care Centre clinic location; 2 Wimpole St, London, and can be attended in any order.

How long is each day?

Each day runs from 0900 – 1500 sharp.

How many places are there?

There are only 4 students in each class to ensure high quality learning takes place.

Who can attend this course?

Anyone can attend this course, however if you do not meet the professional standards expected to continue the work safely, you will be asked to leave.

It is recommended that you have prior training in bodywork, and a knowledge of voice, as completing the course requires competency to practice safely.

Who can administer 'Vocal Massage'?

Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Speech Therapists, Chiropractors and Doctors can all use Vocal Massage.

Those who wish to use this work in a clinical setting must be insured to do so. You can gain insurance by training with certain training providers in Manual Therapy/ Massage.

After certifying through the whole Vocal Massage Pathway, you can gain insurance to use this work.

Nobody holds the rights to manipulation or manipulative technique, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Doctors, and Manual Therapists who use these techniques are not the sole guardians of this style of therapy, as these techniques have been around for thousands of years. (Even Hippocrates, the founding father of Medicine around 460-355 B.C, wrote about setting joints by leverage and details the use of manipulation).

Intensive
Course

Course price: £2750.00

Anatomy

6 hours of zoom lectures

Part 1:
• Living Anatomy/ refreshing anatomical terms / bony landmarks
• Navigating the Neural Landscape for a singer
• Tilting
• Understanding the Arytenoids

Part 2:
An introduction, discussion and theory session looking at the current evidence base fortouch-based therapy, client/patient interaction models, current evidence base comparing manualtherapy roles within a multidisciplinary setting, Vocal Health and the historic narratives of Myofascial Release and Vocal Massage.

**NOTE: If you have done the VOCAL HEALTH FIRST AID course with Vocal Health Education, thenyou do not have to do Module 1**

Intro to Touch

1 day, in-person

This is a one-day introduction to touch, your body mechanics, and the intention of a healing touchVery often, massage therapists are not taught the basics of how to stand, sit and treat a client so asnot to injure themselves over time with repetitive strain injuries. Stephen and the team canadminister up to 16 treatments a day, so they can guide you to put into practise ideal andsustainable body mechanics.

This day also introduces you to a touch-based modality if you haven’t already qualified as atherapist by exploring muscular based ideas and skin-based interactions.

Vocal Massage

4 days, in-person

Day 1:
Morning: The VOICE CARE CENTRE Vocal Massage Protocol, body mechanics and makingyour job easier, mindfulness of treatment and soft tissue manipulations.

Afternoon: Understanding the integration of Myofascial Release, hand positions and exploringthis touch-based modality.

Day 2:
Morning: The VOICE CARE CENTRE Vocal Massage Protocol (cont’d), body mechanics andmaking your job easier, mindfulness of treatment and soft tissue manipulations.

Afternoon: Clinic observation, seeing the work in action.

Day 3:
Morning: Tools and instrument assisted learning, including use of a Dycem, liquid chalk,IASTM, Tok Sen and LLLT.

Afternoon: Treatment planning and swapping, whilst supervised by a VOICE CARE CENTREpractitioner.

Day 4:
Morning: Written exam questions exploring treatment, modality, history of treatments,pathology and treatment plans.

Afternoon: Final assessed treatment given to your teacher and Q&A.

Laryngeal Manipulation

3 days, in-person

Day 1:
Morning: Revision of the initial course material.

Afternoon: Examining accurate history taking and how this can inform what singing/ elitespeech exercises we give for the professional voice user.

Day 2:
Morning: Advanced soft tissue manipulative techniques for the floor of the mouth/ base oftongue and the larynx itself.

Afternoon: The current literature and multidisciplinary treatment protocol for Singers AcidReflux (LPR).

Day 3:
Morning: Advanced vocal health/ pathology seminar and getting to ‘yes’ through the quagmireof primary and secondary diagnoses.

Afternoon: Practical applications of the advanced techniques and Acid reflux protocol.

Course price: £2750.00